Saturday, April 22, 2017

Should University of the Philippines (UP) Penalize Those Rallying Students Against Philippine Government?


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte always respects the freedom of speech, but too much freedom as many people say is dangerous. People should understand that we have freedom of speech but we should know our limits. 

The question now: should University of the Philippines (UP) penalize those rallying students against Philippine government?

Duterte said, "...Lahat ng mga taga UP, alam nyo ba mga rebelde, kalaban natin. Balak ko itong sa UP eh scrap ko itong funding dito, paaralin mo, pagbalik rebelde na, pati ikaw kasahan ka na." 

In a blog post of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he said "I believe we have freedom of speech but we should understand well that we have limits on our rights. Too much freedom is dangerous when it is used in an evil way." 

Some would argue that University of the Philippines is teaching their students to be future rebels who would rally against the government, but some say that they only exercise their freedom of speech. Then the question is, what is the worth of good education if there's no proper discipline among students?

I think the University of the Philippines (UP) should set limits because it is also the right of the government to protect the rights and safety of its people. Also, should there be limited freedom so as to avoid negative consequence?



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